Increasing numbers of children are coming to UNC Pediatric Cochlear Implant Team each year. They include both new patients and children who have been implanted by other programs. The team is now managing more than 800 children with cochlear implants from 77 North Carolina counties and four neighboring states. Over 100 pediatric cochlear implants are placed though our program each year. Children with cochlear implants require a team approach that includes teachers, clinicians, physicians, and families. The commitment to follow implant patients as they develop, to support a team approach, and to assure that the technology is doing its job are all critical aspects of The W. Paul Biggers, MD, Carolina Children's Communicative Disorders Program (CCCDP). Follow the links on the left for more information on our exceptional program.